Befriend a Child are recruiting volunteer befrienders and mentors!

07th September 2020

Befriend a Child are recruiting volunteer befrienders and mentors to join their 1:1 programmes supporting children and young people living in difficult life circumstances across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.

We are looking for volunteers who are able to give 12 months commitment to be a positive, trusted and fun role model for a local young person. In their role of befriender or mentor, volunteers will meet up with their young person on a regular basis so they can build a trusting friendship and take part in activities that will develop the young person’s skills and experiences.

Become a volunteer intandem mentor

Help shape the future of a local young person by engaging in weekly outings and activities to help spark your mentee's interest, help them learn new lifelong skills and build their confidence. We are looking for intandem mentors for young people aged between 8 and 14 years old who are looked after at home by their local authority and need some support and guidance from a positive adult role model. 

Volunteering as an intandem mentor is perfect for those who have time to spare on a weekly basis, are interested in playing an active role in a young person's future and are looking to develop their own transferrable skills.

Apply to become an intandem mentor

Become a volunteer befriender  

Befrienders meet with their befriendee once every fortnight to engage in fun activities the child may otherwise be missing out on. We are looking for befrienders for children aged 4.5 to 16 years old across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire who are facing difficult life circumstances. To engage in fun new activities that will help build their confidence, self esteem and improve their wellbeing. 

Volunteering as a befriender is ideal for those who have spare time on a fortnightly basis and are interested in enriching the life of a child or young person and sharing in new experiences together.

Apply to become a befriender

As a Befriend a Child volunteer befriender or mentor you will receive expert training and one to one support from the Befriend a Child team as you embark on your volunteering journey.Please note we are looking for volunteers who are able to offer a minimum commitment of one year following training and we encourage individual applicants as well as those interested in befriending or mentoring as a couple.

To find out more and apply email